I am noticing very well, when my body is tensening. So my shoulders and neck get often tense during my work at the university. But also sometimes just standing or walking up. So there must be some subconscious triggerment.
After climbing last week I did a dynamic jumping training. Jumping to the next hold. There were no problems for my arm. So why there are situations my arms tense up and others they feel great.
And again so much to do. As it looks all the pain comes from Muscle Tension and Bad Posture. So I am working on those both.
- Doing balance training
- stretches for my hip, forearm and chest
- mobilization for my hip and chest
- active going into max tension and slowly going into the relaxed state of the chest muscle
- Massage for my feet and forearm
If I would need to choose only three, I would say doing the forearm stretches, a relaxing mediation and the chest muscle relaxation is the best to do.
2 Week Challenge:
No optical improvement in the mirror. But I am more and more aware of my posture. Standing I notice that all my weight is on my heels and I am trying to correct it more often. Also every time I get by a mirror or if I think about it, I let go in my hips and bring my upper body more forward.
So here is a picture of my posture. Not so good, back lean in the upper buck, incorrect pelvis position and rounded shoulders.
Step by Step instead of all at once:
As I mentioned before I am doing or always want to do everything at once. I want to build a house in one day just to see clear results. I stop most of the things because I see no results. Mabey because the only result I aspect is just being pain free, and all little successes get ignored immediately when some pain comes back. But who builds a house in one day. Just putting down one stone each day, every day. That’s easy everybody can do that, and after some time the house will be finished with no effort.
Fear and Pain:
Fear is dominating me, the fear of pain and this fear is one of the main sources for chronic pain. The fear of pain every time I start to drum. When is my arm, knee going to hurt again? And yes than most of the times the pain is going to come, because I am waiting for it or because I even expect it. But there are times when I just feel great. Continue reading
Doing or not Doing?
I mentioned in the last blot post, that I felt it is all too much. So I quit most of what I am doing. The important part is to be as relaxed as possible through the day. What I am still doing is working on my feet and if I feel like it meditating and some relaxations exercises.